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close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not be so popular. >> or states. >> or states. pressure members of congress with him at least in part of his gun proposals. >> dan lothian is also taking a look at this. this has been a manl juror problem in the city of chicago. president obama's hometown. here's dan with more on that. >> reporter: jim, the president is a
murders. a city-wide crackdown brought gun related deaths down to a 30-year low in 2011. as the president hits the road, the "wall street journal" reporting the senate is poised to take action on gun violence. the paper saying that senate leaders will introduce a gun bill that includes proposals backed by the president with one notable exception. the ban on military style automatic weapons. >> i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense, but i'll take a look at it. let's not limit this conversation to only guns. there are other issues, very important. >> any crackdowns congress could continue would likely be met with resistance from the right. the head of the national rifle association calling the president's proposals a slippery slope. >> you take something that is here and you say it's going to go all the way over there. there is no indication -- i can understand your saying that's the threat but there's nothing that anyone in the administration has said that indicates they are going to have a universal registry. >> obama care wasn't a tax until they nee
's remarks in part because of major progress that city made in curbing gun violence since the '90s dubbed murdered-opolis. today, minneapolis mayor r.t. ryeback had strong words for harry reid who would not commit to supporting an asaumt weapons ban. >> i didn't vote for it last night because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> how can harry reid, a fellow democrat and i'm willing to criticize him say he hasn't read the bill. mayor dianne feinstein has been a mayor. she's been in a shooting. she knows why she needs this. let's support the president and get some things done. >> however, momentum does seem to be building behindmost of the president's proposals. "wall street journal" saying the senate democrats include a bill limiting magazine clips and universal background checks despite continuing opposition of the nra. >> it's a fraud to call it universal. it is never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. >>> and factor this one in. an ad by mayors against illegal guns ran during the super bowl. it pointed out that the n
smokers out of new york city bars and restaurants. what's this guy got up his sleeve now? we'll talk about that as well. >>> first some developing news to bring you right now, republican senator marco rubio is now on his way to the middle east, right now. the senator says he will be visiting israel, he will be visiting jordan as well. senator rubio made that announcement about his trip on his website this morning, said he was traffic in his role as a member of the intelligence and foreign relations committees. his trip, of course, comes in advance of trips to israel planned by secretary of state john kerry and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat
mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to television in the bunker. he has an electric heater, blankets and treating the child relatively well and the child so far was not physically harmed, but not many details on the nature of the negotiations. this has been going on for more than 118 hours, since tuesday afternoon, when police say that suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded that school bus, demanded two children and shot and killed the bus driver and took off with 5-year-old ethan according to police. they h
. the spot was purchased about i mayors against illegal guns led by new york city mayor michael bloomberg. ♪ >> the nra once supported background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> america can do this for us. please. >> wait, wait. i'm confused. i'm confused. >> well, lapierre actually argued for -- >> no, it's lapierre. >> lapierre, sorry. >> it means the pierre. >> he argued for mandatory -- >> so that's great. so that's great. let's check that one off the list, right? >> no, no, because yesterday he changed his mind. take a look. >> what? i'm confuse. >> you're for a universal background check? >> well, universal -- now that's what president obama is now putting forward. and let me talk about that. it's a fraud to call it universal. it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. you're not going to computerize -- you've already seen you're not going to computerize the mental health records. so here's wha
right now as tough and colorful. the former mayor of new york city, his funeral being held at temple emanuel on the upper east side of new york city. former president bill clinton is among the speakers at the funeral today. he is representing the obama administration. the mayor died of congestive heart failure on friday morning. he was 88 years old. >>> coming up, just 25 days until the next potential fiscal crisis. the sequester could have devastating impact on our current economy, particularly the job market. we get ezra klein in. >>> plus, the highlights and no-lights of the super bowl. a record-breaking night in so many ways, on the field and on the clock, but also an electrifying night when the power was working, of course. then the power goes out. it was crazy. what was your most memorable moment of the super bowl? [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex ca
in the past. grow up. host: jim is in bay city, michigan. republican. good morning. caller: good morning. i want to talk about this gas prices at four dollars per gallon. we have a president that all he talks about is solar and wind mills and stuff like that. it is ridiculous. we have oil up to our ears hear in this country, and environmentalists are the only thing stopping refineries and anything that makes it all. i wish they would go back to their caves where they belong. host: from "wall street journal," "florida governor supports broader medicaid," saying he wants the state to expand medicaid under the federal health law, taking him the seventh gop governor to back expansion of medicaid, along with michigan governor rick snyder and ohio governor john kasich. mr. scott said that he supports a three-year expansion as long as the federal government agrees to keep its commitment to pay 100% of the cost during this time. he called a compassionate, commonsense step forward. president obama's original 2010 health law called for the us to pay 100% of the cost for three years." that is in "wall
>>> let me finish tonight with this. i was at a big city hospital recently, and the issue of gun control, gun safety came up. the doctors said if i wanted to know the impact of guns, he could show me, take me down and show me. gunshot wounds can be truly horrible. the reality justifies the discussion today about the need to try and do something about the proliferation of assault rifles, huge ammo magazines, and the loopholes in the requirement that there be background checks. people have told us of the horrible sight of those young kids up in newtown, connecticut. i personally don't want to be a part of a movement to keep those semiautomatics flying into the hands of all sorts of people today, the hoarders, the survivalists, the criminal and downright nutty. why? because the next mass shooter could well emerge out of this pack. check the shooters of john f. kennedy and gerry ford, who got shot at twice. look at the hen who shot bobby kennedy and malcolm x and george wallace. they all had political motives and had guns, got them easily and put them easily to use. if you're not aga
of news cycle. there is that much going on. this is a ton going on right now in politics. but in this city you might never know it. because the thing that is happening here that is dominating everything else, that is all but eclipsing all those other significant things going on in the country which might need some attention, hey, alaska is kind of succeeding, the thing that d.c. is spending all its time on and that the entire federal government has been wrenched around into dealing with is none of the real crises or real fights or real opportunities for progress in american politics right now. with all of that going on what washington is smothered by right now is this, the freaking sequester which congress and the white house agreed to which they almost unanimously agree would be a terrible thing to inflict on the country, and which they could just decide not to do simply by repealing it. but apparently they're not going to repeal it. the white house taking every opportunity now to spell out the harm that this thing is going to do to the country. they have put out fact sheets on the hundre
with guns and are not in favor of gun control. if you grew up in a city, an urban environment with more guns and crime, you're probably less in favor of guns and more in favor of gun control. if that holds true, there is not going to be a huge majority in congress for gun-control. seems like it will be pretty split. host: including democrats? caller: including democrats, although a smaller number. some of the ones who were gun owners said that boehner is in favor of gun control. he said he was a gun owner, but that he believed that some gun controls, particularly background checks, are important. there were 120 republicans that own guns, only 46 democrats told us that they own guns. 76% of congress answered our questions. host: why did people not answer your question? caller: they gave a variety of reasons. we had about 60 people total applying by saying that they would not talk about it. several said that it was safety reasons, that they did not think it was appropriate to talk about their security. several of them said that they did not want to tell burglars that they had guns, because bur
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. amarillo is snowing now. it will head to oklahoma city a little earlier today and later shift over to snow. winter storm warnings and advisories. oklahoma city, i think you will end up with 2 to 3 inches of snow. back to i-40, probably as much as 6 inches and could probably shut down the highway. joe was asking the upcoming weekend. yesterday, i was saying there will be a big storm, there is still going to be a big storm. the trend is to kick it offshore and it could have minimal effects and looking better yesterday than at this time. a lot of rainy weather in the deep south. you're watching "morning joe," we're brewed by starbucks. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. i'm here to pick up some cacti. it should be under stephens. the verizon share everything plan for small business. get a shareable pool of data... got enough joshua trees? ... on up to 25 devices. so you can spend less time..
of poverty in the next decade alone. city kids are going back to work. farmers are having their own online dating service. the most talked about super bowl commercial, courtesy of the late harvey, was a heartwarming tribute to the american farmer. what is that kenny chesney song? "she thinks my tractor is sexy"? there is some truth to that. agricultural issues are, if not sexy, increasingly important. i'm glad to be here. it is appropriate that we are here today. it turns out that it was february 21, 1865 -- 148 years ago today, that the u.s. patent office issued a patent. i will not give you a pop quiz. it was labeled john deere plow. the implement sketched out could have easily been labeled one of the most important inventions in history. they called it the plow that broke the plains, and it did. by replacing cast iron with smooth innovation, it opened up swaths of land for cultivation. it made it possible for my hometown to exist. beforehand, tilling an acre took a full 24 hours. afterward, as little as five. every toil ended another assumption of what the land could produce. it is not
saluting a new york city mayor and chris christie's new slogan to more gun sanity. here are today's "top lines." >> they're breaking it all the time. >> hispanics and republicans go together like beans and very, very white rice. >> i admire senator rubio. >> that's highly suspicious of the beans. >> i think he's moving in the right direction. >> these are the letters i got from ed koch and he hated cigarettes. he said we have to do something to convince these young people to quit smoking. go after the root of the argument. >> basically the healthiest fat guy you have ever seen in your life. >> there is your complain poster. >> when you're skeet shooting, you shoot up. >> waiting for the photos of him taking birth control pills to show him fighting the war on women. >> this is deeper than we thought. >> the sporting event that encapsulates the entirety of what it means to be an american. >> those commercials tell us a lot about america. good looking girl. dumb, unness, and offensive to men. >> an event that begins with an emotional salute to the victims of gun violence quickly gives way t
city, a rematch of last year's nba finals. thunder trying to prove they can beat lebron and the heat. they did nothing of the sort last night. didn't start well for durant. doesn't get the call. draws a technical for pounding the floor. later in the first, scary moment for durant and the thunder. he goes for the rebound, falls and slams his shoulder. they don't want to see that. he did stay down but refused to leave the game and scored 40 points. i guess he's okay. fourth quarter, lebron looking to keep his record going of scoring over 30 points. with a field goal percentage of 60% or higher. he sinks the deep three, gives the heat a 15-point lead. later in the quarter he elevates, throws down the alley-oop. heat win. lebron with another big night, he shot 39 but shot a mere 58%. his historic streak is over, but the heat are cruising and lebron playing out of his mind. >>> kevin youkilis not endearing himself to his fan base. he played for the red sox for eight years. he showed up for his first day of spring training with the yankees and told reporters, quote, i will always be a red
the most of the guns had rested because the government of the city of new orleans did not give a never mind and left the guns in an exposed condition and in rather extreme humidity that they experience there, so the guns or ruined. oh, too bad. host: what statement did gun owners of america make after sandy hook? guest: following sandy hook, gun owners of america was pretty outraged. we pointed out that the politicians have to accept some blame for what happened, for having facilitated what happened in sandy hook. all of the mass murders in our country in the last 20 years with one exception have occurred in legally-required gun-free zones. these are places where you just are not allowed to legally have a gun. and whether it was a mall in utah, whether it was a theater in colorado, or whether it was at this school -- typically it has been at schools, that is where these mass murders occurred. our response that was let's get rid of the laws that require people to be disarmed, precisely in places where the mass murders have occurred. host: harrison, nebraska, good morning. caller: hello, the
, gun violence victim gabby giffords meets with new york city mayor and gun reform advocate michael bloomberg. they talk about efforts to reportedly pressure the president and congress to act on gun reform. they allow themselves to be photographed meeting. january 4th, two days later, we learn that the police chief of waterbury, connecticut, which is near newtown, has issued a moratorium on gun shows in his town after the sandy hook shootings. and he says why he is doing it. just a few days later, january 8th, gabby giffords, her husband astronaut mark kelly launch a new anti-gun violence group. that same day, a group called the coalition to stop gun violence launches an ad, a political ad targeting newly elected north dakota senator heidi heitkamp for her criticism of potential gun reforms. on january 9th, the very next day, vice president biden meets with gun violence victims groups. they allow themselves to be photographed for meeting. the same day, new york governor andrew cuomo in his state of the state address promises to push for the toughest assault weapons ban in the nation
drug gangs have invaded every significant city of size in the united states. then he used hurricane sandy to stoke more fear. we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. looters ran wild in south brooklyn. there was no food, water, or electricity. if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark or you might not get home at all. and then lapierre wrapped it up with a defiant call to arms. quote, we will not surrender, we will not appease, we will buy more guns than ever. your reading of that. who is he talking to? >> i think he's talking to people who will be accepting of a fear. he basically is trying to put fear into people's hearts, and if you read it carefully, you would think that it was an advertisement for gun manufacturers. the fact is that we've got -- basically i see it as a distraction. we've got to concentrate on sandy hook. we've got to concentrate on what's going on in our inner cities and folks getting guns that should not have them. and i think that -- i think what mr. lapierre is doing is, to be fran
against gun control. gun safety. and questions were raised at the time of the oklahoma city bombing. he had a lot of ties to militia movements. he received a coded message presumably alerting his office or whoever whoever the fax was addressed to, that something was coming. there was an investigation about did he turn over that message quickly enough to the authorities. he eventually was cleared but there was a cloud of suspicion. there were articles and articles written about it. this is a guy whose ideologiology guns and militia fits squarely in the ted nugent view. in this cases, it is not surprising at all that he would bring them. >> bill: we'll continue to take your comments at bpshow and by phone at 1-866-55-press. unless john boehner steps up and says wait a minute, we do have certain standards here, ted nugent will be in the gallery tonight at the state of the union. i dare him. you know also -- you know what already pisses me off is the cameras will be focused on him and when president obama is talking about gun control, it will be a split screen. president obama and ted nugen
, but in the city of chicago that gun stance is going to be a issue for her. >> michael: yeah, would imagine. bill thank you so much for being on "the war room" with us tonight. the nra is pulling a page from bloomberg's play book to pressure pro-gun senator up for reelection next year. the king of the gun lobby is taking out full age adds in states with democratic senators all up in 2014. the ads will also show up in maine. roll call reports that the campaign will cost more than $375,000. the real costs will be the lives lost if gun safety reform though, doesn't get through congress. i remind you in the 68 days since the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school, 1,999 americans have died as a result of gun violence. that's about 77 newtowns since newtown. now the skwir mish over the sequester. today the president sat down for interviews with at it local tv stations to make his case that the $85 billion in cuts can be averted. the interviews will air from boston to san francisco, to honolulu, in markets that are homes to large military commune tease or homes to his libe
popular. but he does come across sometimes as the ultimate nanny mayor. nanny state nanny city, if you will. i mean remember, he's the guy that said no smoking in the bars and restaurants. no smoke even outside -- have to keep a certain distance away of bars and restaurants. he banned msg. he made the restaurants put their calorie counts on the menus and he's the guy most recently said you can't buy any soda larger than a 16 ounce drink. right? so all of that kind of stuff yeah people say he's kind of gone too far. by the way i think those are all good measures. should the government be doing that? probably but it's still a pain in the ass, let's say. on guns, he has really stood up, tall and straight! i say that for a man who's probably only about five foot tall. he has been great. so he just got tired of the fact -- he's long been a supporter of tough gun control measures and tough gun safety measures. but he got tired of the fact and frustrated when there were so many politicians who might want to do something about gun control but were afraid to because of the nra and the political
to afford it. number two, the people who -- >> and the city always saying they'll contribute -- >> but, remember, we're -- >> we are here and will be bringing it into the system which mostly means -- >> but why don't we talk about those -- >> how about the legal immigrants, how about the legal hispanic immigrants, do you think it's good for them to have 20 or 15 million people compete for their jobs when they came to america for an opportunity? >> it also is a -- >> reforming the legal -- reforming the legal immigration system is on the table in the gang of eight bill. it has to be on the table. business support requires just common sense requires that we not simply say, 11 million people who are here illegal, okay, we'll deal with your status and we won't fix any of these other problems. >> as to be the last word. we have to take a break. more roundtable ahead including the president's latest move. what does this picture prove exactly plus all the early buzz over tonight's super expensive super bowl ads, all that plus education activist michelle rhee in our sunday spotlight. to the be
from new york city mayor michael bloomberg's advocacy group. mayors against illegal guns. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory, instant background checks at every sale at every gun show no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> america can do it for us. >> that's come from bloomberg's group, mayors against illegal guns which purchased air time only in washington, d.c. to run that ad last night during the super bowl. it showed wayne lapiere testifying in 1999. they did support background checks in 1990s but now are against that policy. it could be the only new legislation with a hope of making it through congress even some prominent republicans are coming around to support that one but many lawmakers, including some democrats still are against a renewed assault weapons band or restrictions on high capacity magazine clips. some other news from d.c. john kerry getting started as secretary of state in his first weekend on the job, he spoke with both israeli and palestinian leaders about peace in the mid east and with turkey about friday's terr
city mayo michael bloomberg. the district has long been dominated by democrats. i will know will hold a general election april 9th. senator marco rubio is courting wall street. politico is reporting the g.o.p. senator has recently met with high-finance execs including goldman sachs bar c.i.a.s, blackstone and kkr. more bill press coming up after the break. stay with us. people with sore throats have something new to say. ahh ! mmm ! ahh ! finally, there's cepacol sensations. serious sore throat medicine seriously great taste. plus the medicine lasts long after the lozenge is gone. ahh ! mmm ! cepacol sensations. 13450uz broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> pat robertson says, watch out for demons. demons that could be attached on the sweater you buy at a thrift store. never thought about that. did you? good morning. good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, february 27th. great to see you today. thank you for joining us. it is the full court press. we are coming to you live, coast to c
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